'''George Smith Patton, Jr.''' (November 11, 1885 – December 21, 1945) was a senior Officer (armed forces)|officer
of the United States Army
, who commanded the Seventh United States Army|U.S. Seventh Army
in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations|Mediterranean
and European theatre of World War II|European Theaters
of World War II
, but is best known for his leadership of the United States Army Central|U.S. Third Army
in Western Front (World War II)|France and Germany
following the Allies of World War II|Allied invasion of Normandy
in June 1944.
Born in 1885 to a family with an extensive military background, Patton attended the Virginia Military Institute
, and later the United States Military Academy|U.S. Military Academy
at West Point. He participated in the Modern pentathlon at the 1912 Summer Olympics|1912 Olympic Modern Pentathlon
, and was instrumental in designing the Model 1913...